Man found guilty of assault, acquitted on attempted murder charge in shooting.

Victor Marin (a.k.a. “Pito”),

SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB) A Schenectady man was found guilty by a jury on assault and other charges, but acquitted on an attempted murder charge.

On Wednesday, 29 year old Victor Martin was found guilty of assault, attempted assault, two counts of criminals possession of a weapon, as well as a child endangerment charge.

Investigators say back on September 18, 2017, Martin was following his target with a loaded revolver when he began firing in the area of Albany and Hulett Streets. Invetigators say the shooting was the result of an ongoing feud.

Police say a 15 year old was struck in the leg in the shooting.

Marin was later found in Florida. He was arrested and extradited back to Schenectady.

District Attorney Robert M. Carney stated: “Mr. Marin believed it was appropriate to resort to gunfire in retaliation for being disrespected and in the process seriously wounded a third party. The defendant claimed that he was justified in shooting at his target as he ran away because that person had earlier shown him that he was armed. "

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